Tune in to The Doctors, a brand new show on CBS, on Thursday, October 2 to see me “in person” as I discuss infant potty training with the amazing Dr. Jim Sears and Dr. Travis Stork. Covering a broad range of subjects, especially news-breaking, topical issues, the show features on-set medical procedures, either directly in front of the studio audience or in its backstage examining room, and off-site “house calls,” The Doctors features down-to-earth discussions of emotional and psychological issues and real-life experiences of the show’s guests. It’s very fast-paced, informative and entertaining.
I’ll admit I was very nervous about going onstage in front of a live audience. Inside, I was shaking like a leaf, but I had every reason to remain happy, calm and share our story of early potty training with all the confidence and love our experience has gifted us; I was, after all, talking about the people in my life who I love the most. I also had the good fortune of spending time before the shoot with the makers of the Baby Signs Potty Training Kit, Dr. Linda Acredolo and Dr. Susan Goodwyn. These warm, fascinating women were an absolute treat to meet, and both my husband—on hand lending his love and support—and I were so impressed with them both. I also must mention the encouragement, professionalism and humor of producer Lauree Dash, who helped me to put aside my nervousness and speak from my heart as a mother.
As a writer of family health and parenting issues, I count on certain heroes—the “go-to” people in children’s health who can be trusted, and who share information for parents in an easy-to-understand format that is up-to-date, applicable and useful. So, you might imagine how thrilled I was to meet Dr. Jim Sears, a pediatrician who travels the country speaking about the importance of good family nutrition and the vital role that nutrition plays in a variety of medical and behavioral problems. A passionate writer, Dr Jim has had articles appear in Parenting and BabyTalk magazine, and Parenting.com‘s “Ask the Experts,” is an active contributor to the content of AskDrSears.com, and is co-author of The Healthiest Kid in the Neighborhood (Little, Brown 2006), Father’s First Steps – Twenty-Five Things Every New Father Should Know, (Harvard Common Press 2006). The Premature Baby Book (Little, Brown 2004), The Baby Sleep Book (Little, Brown 2006) and the best selling The Baby Book – Revised Edition (Little, Brown 2003). Dr. Jim has also been featured on Dr. Phil and the PBS parenting series, “Help Me Grow.”